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Offline tropdevin

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Glass paperweight on stand
« on: December 02, 2010, 01:48:17 PM »
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Has anyone else noticed the increasing number of paperweights such as this one where there is a small glass block fused to the base? I suspect they are emerging from China, but do they think it improves the item? did they get the idea from elsewhere?

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Re: Glass paperweight on stand
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010, 03:30:06 AM »
Regardless of where the stand is added, I believe these are glued not fused to the base.  The Chinese triple decker weights are also glued.
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Re: Glass paperweight on stand
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2010, 04:47:04 PM »
Alan, this is the first one of these I have seen, and, personally, do not think the addition of the stand improves the weight at all.  I agree with you about China being the source, although the weight looks better/neater than the majority of the modern Chinese weights I have seen.  The colors are certainly not at all appealing (to me).  I'll have to keep an eye out for more of these.

The "glue" info is interesting, Allan!  It had never crossed my mind :pb: , but makes perfect sense as fusing would take too much time; super glue would be quicker and require less skill/equipment. 

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Re: Glass paperweight on stand
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 04:49:34 AM »
I think the weight is unattractive with or without the stand.  The listing doesn't say the stand is glass.  It might be plastic.  I've never seen one close up.
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Re: Glass paperweight on stand
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2010, 02:24:10 PM »
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I've seen a couple close up, and since found one on a Chinese manufacturer's website! They are a glass stand, and the one I saw showed no obvious evidence of glue - but perhaps it was well executed?

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